More Choices for Building Apps on Windows Phone

Posted by Colette Stallbaumer
Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations

This week, we announced another developer toolkit to support Windows Phone interoperability: the beta release of the open source Windows Phone toolkit for Amazon Web Services (AWS). This release is another example of the open approach we’re taking with our mobile platform, helping to make Windows Phone development accessible to anyone who can create the next great app.  You can also see this in our support for open source mobile frameworks, such as recently announced PhoneGap and jQuery Mobile, which enable developers to build applications targeting multiple platforms by using standard web technologies (HTML5, CSS and JavaScript). The recent announcement of Microsoft’s protocol licensing agreement with AgreeYa Mobility further illustrates a commitment to openness for our mobile customers.
We’re fortunate to have an enthusiastic community of more than 80,000 registered developers creating great applications for our mobile customers and we look forward to seeing the developer community build upon the more than 50,000 apps already available in the Windows Phone Marketplace. We’ll share some of our favorites in the coming months.  In the meantime, let us know in the comments what other things you’d like to see from our mobile platform.

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